Kingsbury and can end only one way. From the Paperback edition.
Stormy WeatherKnopf #ad - In hurricane-devastated florida, a group of questionable individuals attempts to take advantage of the disaster, and an eccentric character becomes the only hope for the victims.
Basket CaseKnopf #ad - Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, “plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff. Jimmy stoma, the infamous front man of jimmy and the slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba “accident, ” might be the stiff of Jack’s dreams—if only he can figure out what happened.
Standing in the way are among others his ambitious young editor, who’s using the occasion of her husband’s death to re-launch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, who hasn’t yet fired anyone but plans to “break her cherry” on Jack; the rock star’s pop-singer widow, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders’ meeting.
Basket Case #ad - With clues from the dead rock singer’s music, Jack ultimately unravels Jimmy Stoma’s strange fate—in a hilariously hard-won triumph for muckraking journalism, and for the death-obsessed obituary writer himself. Always be halfway prepared” is jack tagger’s motto—and it’s more than enough to guarantee a wickedly funny, brilliantly entertaining novel from Carl Hiaasen.
Skin TightPutnam Adult #ad - Fiction. Somebody wants mick stranahan dead, and the list of possible players is long: the plastic surgeon with the extremely shaky hands, the TV host whose taste for sensationalism is exceeded only by his vanity, the sleazy lawyer who advertises, and the hit man whose skin problems could fill a comprehensive if bizarre medical textbook.
Double WhammyPutnam Adult #ad - Detective R. J. Decker's investigation into corruption in the professional bass-fishing industry reveals that the multimillion-dollar enterprise makes a lot of people rich enough to cheat and even kill if necessary Fiction.
Star Island Skink SeriesKnopf #ad - Now meet cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double, ” Ann DeLusia. Now the challenge for cherry’s handlers über–stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker–wielding bodyguard is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public—and from Cherry herself.
The situation is more complicated than they know. Will bang abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry’s motley posse does?All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.
Star Island Skink Series #ad - Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink—the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp—and now he’s heading for Miami to find her. Ann portrays cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed”—meaning wasted—to go out in public. And it is ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.
Fiction. Meet twenty-two-year-old cherry pye née Cheryl Bunterman, a pop star since she was fourteen—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Florida.
Skinny DipKnopf #ad - When chaz suspects that his wife, has figured out his scam, Joey, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Fiction. Chaz perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs. Signed by author. Unfortunately for Chaz, his wife doesn’t die in the fall.
Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now he’s found a way–doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades.
Skinny Dip #ad - . Instead of rushing to the police and reporting her husband’s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and with Mick’s help screw with Chaz until he screws himself. As joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband, as chaz’s cold-blooded cohorts in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, as Mick Stranahan discovers that six failed marriages and years of island solitude haven’t killed the reckless romantic in him, full-throttle, we’re taken on a hilarious, pure Hiaasen ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment, and the human heart.
Skink--No Surrender Skink SeriesKnopf Books for Young Readers #ad - Carl hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender. There are a million places cousin malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild. Sunshine state award finalist! fiction.
A national book award longlist selection when your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, half-feral, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, undaunted by lightning storms, and giant gators.
Skink--No Surrender Skink Series #ad - Florida. Signed by author.
Strip TeaseAlfred A. Knopf #ad - Greed. Florida. Tour. Political Corruption. Lit guild Alt. Humor. Suspense. Florida. Fiction. Signed by author. Suspense and hilarity combine with greed and political corruption in the tale of a Florida stripper, a sex-obsessed congressman, a political "fixer, a heart-of-gold bouncer, " and a touch of blackmail.60, 000 first printing.
Sick PuppyAlfred A. Knopf #ad - Now the real Hiaasen-variety fun begins. Humor. Thus, stoat's prized Range Rover becomes home to a horde of hungry dung beetles. Signed by author. He favors unambiguous political statements -- such as torching Jet-Skis or blowing up banks -- that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated. After watching stoat blithely dump a trail of fast-food litter out the window, Twilly decides to teach him a lesson.
Fiction. Idealistic, independently wealthy and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. Dognapping eco-terrorists, a republicans-only hooker, bogus big-time hunters, an infamous ex-governor who's gone back to nature, thousands of singing toads and a Labrador retriever greater than the sum of his Labrador parts -- these are only some of the denizens of Carl Hiaasen's outrageously funny new novel.
Brilliantly twisted entertainment wrapped around a powerful ecological plea, Sick Puppy gleefully lives up to its title and gives us Hiaasen at his riotous and muckraking best. When palmer stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked.
Sick Puppy #ad - But twilly spree, has vengeance, the man tailing Stoat, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Suspense. Which could have been the end to it had twilly not discovered that Stoat is one of Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers, whose latest project is the "malling" of a pristine Gulf Coast island.
Nature GirlKnopf #ad - Florida. Humor. Political Corruption. She’s taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc. Telemarketer boyd shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie—the fifteen-minute-famous girlfriend of a tabloid murderer—into the wilderness of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility.
Fiction. Suspense. Honey santana—impassioned, indifference, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed “queen of lost causes”—has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, and dinnertime sales calls. Signed by author. Fiction. Greed. And when they all pull up on dismal key, they don’t know they’re intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half white–half Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed who’s dying to be his hostage .
Nature Girl #ad - . Autographed. And he doesn’t know he’s being followed by Honey’s still-smitten former drug-running ex-husband, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years twelve-year-old-son, Perry, Fry. Will honey be able to make a mensch of a “greedhead”? will fry be able to protect her from Piejack—and herself? Will Sammy achieve his true Seminole self? Will Eugenie ever get to the beach? Will the Everglades survive the wild humans? All the answers are revealed in the delectably outrageous mayhem that propels this novel to its Hiaasen-of-the-highest-order climax.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack whose mismatched fingers are proof that sexual harassment in the workplace is a bad idea.